|EXPAND YOUR VERB POWER
The correct answer is annoy.
C. commence speaking
D. make untidy
The correct answer is (B) To annoy; to rouse or incite (to anger or to action); to instigate; to irritate; to cause; to tempt.
Provoke comes from Latin provocare (pro [forth] + vocare [to call]).
Examples of use:
- His comment provoked an angry response.
- The announcement of the winner provoked enthusiastic applause.